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Apr 11

Warwick County Historical Society Offers Monthly Speaker Series

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM by Communications Department

On Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m., join the Warwick County Historical Society as they present the second of their monthly lunchtime lecture series, Dying with Dignity: A History of Peninsula Memorial Park. The lecture will be held in the 1884 Warwick County Courthouse at 14421 Old Courthouse Way in Newport News.
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One of the Lower Peninsula's first public cemeteries was the Victorian style Greenlawn, established in 1888 on land straddling Hampton and Newport News. In 1932, a "new and modern" cemetery, Peninsula Memorial Park, was created in Warwick County to accommodate the population as it moved from the urban core. Peninsula Memorial Park General Manager Walter Melvin will speak about the park's development, notable interments and how it has evolved to meet new burial practices. The speaker series is free and open to the public. Pre-order Jason's Deli box lunch with beverage for $10 by calling 757-525-7372, or bring your own meal.

The current lecture series includes:
• May 17 – Lee Hall During the Great War
• June 21 – Detecting History: Who was Stanley Kennon
• July 19 – The Archeology of Fort Eustis
• August 16 – A Revolution in the Making
• September 20 – In Reserve: The Ghost Fleet
• October 18 – An Old-Fashioned Warwick County Picnic
• November 15 – The World’s Mine Oyster: The History of Oystering in Hampton Roads